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Q.Pruning A Boston Fern In November To Just The New Finds And Letting Go Dormant In A Dark Basement. Will This Work?

Zone Cherokee, IA | Bndref added on November 9, 2021 | Answered

These 3 ferns are several years old in pots and outside in Iowa in the summer. I can prune them back that far or not as much but have to over winter in a dark basement not going below 55 degrees.

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Answered on November 10, 2021

They will prefer to stay, actively, growing. They can handle a dormancy, but they are easier to maintain as a houseplant. Here is an article that will help:


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